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Trip Starting From: Ho Chi Minh

Trip Location: Ho Chi Minh

About the Activity:

  • If you want to explore Vietnam’s wartime past but also want to experience traditional rural Vietnamese life which few tourists get to see, this tour is a perfect fit for you.
  • Hop on the luxury speedboat which will whisk you from central Saigon to Cu Chi, past tranquil countryside pastures that offer a glimpse into life along the river.
  • Explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels site, before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • End your journey by witnessing the serene surrounding area as you embark in a mini bus. 
  • This trip is for approximately 8 hours

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    7:00am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by van to your boat at Saigon’s pier.

    7:30am: Depart Saigon by boat. Within 15 minutes, the banks of the river change from city building to lush jungle.

    9:00am: Arrive at and explore the Cu Chi Tunnels site before the tour buses arrive after travelling the considerable distance by road.

    9:15am: Begin the guided Cu Chi tour taking in tunnels, ammunition caches, secret bunkers, command centers, a firing range and more.

    11:30pm: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch in a pleasant riverside setting.

    12:30pm: Pick up by Les Rives’ minibus and explore the surrounding countryside. Visit a cricket farm, an organic herb farm, and a local house that makes rice paper by hand in the traditional method. Head back to Saigon by Les Rives’ minibus

    03:00pm Arrive back in Saigon, where you will be takenback to your hotel by minibus.

Meal

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  • Lunch Included
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  • Soft drinks
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  • Water
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  • Fruit

Activity

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  • Boating
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Insect repellent
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  • Waterproof ponchos
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  • Umbrellas

Transport

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  • Private Vehicle
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  • Speedboat
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  • Minibus

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothing
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  • Comfortable footwear
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Sunglasses

Advisory

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  • Bring your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities both travelling to and from Cu Chi, and at the actual site itself.
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  • We also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.
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  • From November to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.
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  • Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas on the boat.
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  • Soft drinks, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.
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  • Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your tour. Please note a surcharge will be incurred.
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  • Some of the tunnels at Cu Chi have been enlarged, yet they can still be claustrophobic. However there are always plenty of exits.
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  • Please note that the abundant water hyacinth on the Saigon River can cause the boat to stall, meaning sometimes we’ll have to go at a gentler pace than usual. Occasionally there are slight delays.
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  • We are happy to say that no tour is exactly the same with Les Rives, and as a result scheduled times could vary slightly.
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  • All guides speak excellent English and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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